Ratzinger Foundation to Host Congress on Pope Benedict XVI's Dialogue with Philosophy

The International Ratzinger Foundation hosts a congress in Mexico City to explore Pope Benedict XVI's philosophical dialogues, showcasing his intellectual legacy and its enduring relevance for the Church and society.

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Ratzinger Foundation to Host Congress on Pope Benedict XVI's Dialogue with Philosophy

Ratzinger Foundation to Host Congress on Pope Benedict XVI's Dialogue with Philosophy

The International Ratzinger Foundation will hold the first international congress "Cooperatores Veritatis" ("Co-workers of the Truth") at Pan American University in Mexico City from April 17–19, 2024. The event aims to explore the dialogue between Pope Benedict XVI and various philosophical traditions.

The congress is the result of a research project by the International Ratzinger Foundation to study the intellectual and spiritual legacy of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. The book "Joseph Ratzinger in Dialogue with Philosophical Traditions: From Plato to Vattimo," featuring research from 19 authors, will be presented at the event. The authors will deliver keynote lectures on their respective studies, and distinguished winners of the Ratzinger Prize will also be present.

The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. It provides an opportunity for scholars and interested individuals to explore the philosophical thought and dialogues of the late Pope Benedict XVI, who was known for his intellectual depth and engagement with diverse philosophical traditions throughout his life and pontificate.

Why this matters: The congress sheds light on the significant contributions of Pope Benedict XVI to the dialogue between faith and reason, and his efforts to bridge the gap between the Catholic Church and various philosophical schools of thought. It highlights the enduring relevance of his intellectual legacy in the contemporary world.

The International Ratzinger Foundation, through this congress, continues its mission to promote the study and dissemination of the theological and philosophical works of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. The event brings together scholars from around the world to engage in discussions and reflections on the late pontiff's intellectual heritage, cultivating a deeper understanding of his thought and its implications for the Church and society today.

Key Takeaways

  • International Ratzinger Foundation to host congress on Benedict XVI's philosophy
  • Event to explore dialogue between Pope and diverse philosophical traditions
  • Book on Ratzinger's engagement with philosophers from Plato to Vattimo to be presented
  • Congress aims to promote study and dissemination of Ratzinger's intellectual legacy
  • Event open to scholars and interested individuals, highlighting enduring relevance of Ratzinger's thought